We need to take into account one of the arguments that the Portuguese government and the oil companies are using as a tool to force the oil and gas exploration down the throats of the local business sector – “is the fact that the tourism sector is highly seasonal in the Algarve – with the main season running from June to September”.
Taking above into account, we have focused on searching for tools to address the seasonability of the region while at the same time create a funding mechanism to support our anti-oil and gas campaigns.
We believe that we have achieved it with the help of our IT partners who have once again come to the table and gave us access to their proprietary technology under a very favourable to ASMAA licence agreement. This technology enables ASMAA to host a business directory in the ASMAA site and to promote it to our vast network of people.
One of the biggest challenges facing the business sector is how to reach potential clients.
In ASMAA we have access to thousands of individuals spread across the world that truly love the Algarve and do not want to see oil or gas platforms neither on sea nor on land. Their current number is close to 70,000 – making them potential clients for the local business sector – and a large percentage have indicated that they are interested in visiting the Algarve outside of the June to August time frames for short-breakaways (weekends) and for one week breaks. They've also indicated that they would indeed support these businesses seen to be supporting ASMAA's battle against the oil and gas exploration in the Algarve.
WE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT ... AND WE ACT WHERE NEEDED
BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT FOR US IN THE ALGARVE IS
"YOU" AND "YOUR FAMILY"!
"you" the visitor … "you" the local resident …
"you" the socially and environmentally responsible investor and businessperson
WHY SHOULD YOU ADD YOUR BUSINESS?
- You will be reaching clients that you would not normally reach
- You will be seen as a business that loves the Algarve natural environments and its eco-systems
- You will be seen as a business that cares
HOW DO ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO THE ASMAA BUSINESS DIRECTORY?
- We will contact you within 24 hours
- Visit the ASMAA Business Directory Website for more information. Click here